Updated: 02/12/2014 10:19 PM
Created: 02/11/2014 5:19 PM WHEC.com
News10NBC is continuing to track the very controversial SAFE Act. Many people believe it targets innocent gun owners.
Assemblyman Bill Nojay introduced legislation in the Assembly to repeal every part of the SAFE Act except for the Webster provision. That's the part of the gun law that mandates life in prison without parole for anyone who murders a first responder. It is named after West Webster firefighters Michael Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka, who were shot and killed in an ambush attack on Christmas Eve.
Nojay wants the rest of the law thrown out. He says it punishes law abiding citizens. News10NBC spoke with him today via Skype.
Assemblyman Bill Nojay, (R, 133rd District), said, “The big problem with the SAFE Act is that it is turning hundreds of thousands of upstate New Yorkers in to criminals. They will not register their guns because the governor has already said that he wants to take the next step to see confiscation of firearms.”
A similar bill has been sponsored in the New York State Senate by Mike Nozzolio.
Nojay says he's sending around a petition to get support for the Assembly bill. He also says he's meeting with Donald Trump Wednesday to discuss this topic, which will no doubt be a huge issue at the next election.
If you want to help repeal the SAFE Act, he encourages you to sign the petition.